Accredited Member (AM) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in PP

Quick Guide

Illustrative overview of the PP accreditation process - download this for reference.


Before applying for a designation in PP, Candidates should meet the following prerequisites:

  1. You are an approved Candidate and your USPAP* continuing education requirements are up-to-date;
  2. You have met the PP discipline education requirements;
  3. You passed the 4-hour exam in your chosen specialty;
  4. You have met the college education requirement (or its equivalent); and
  5. You have two (2) years of full-time appraisal experience for the Accredited Member (AM) designation or five (5) years of full-time appraisal experience for the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation.  1,800 hours = one (1) year of work experience). 

Applying for the AM or ASA Designation*

To apply for the AM or ASA Designation, Candidates need to:

  1. Complete the online accreditation application;
  2. Provide proof of higher education (copy of degree/transcript or College Degree Equivalency Form;
  3. Submit an Advancement Experience Log;
  4. Submit two (2) appraisal reports prepared for an actual client (within two (2) years of submitting the accreditation application) in the specialty for which the Candidate is applying for a designation
  5. Submit a completed PP Appraisal Report Checklist to accompany each submitted report.


*Detailed information on prerequisites, the application process, and application requirements are outlined in the PP Guide to Professional Accreditation.

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